Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2022

18,588
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Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Freeborn County. With a 2020 population of 18,588, it is the 65th largest city in Minnesota and the 2460th largest city in the United States. Albert Lea is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,492 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Albert Lea has a population density of 1,400 people per square mile.

The average household income in Albert Lea is $58,061 with a poverty rate of 11.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $102,700. The median age in Albert Lea is 42.6 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Albert Lea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albert Leawas:

  • White: 85.66%
  • Other race: 4.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Asian: 3.63%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Albert Lea, Minnesota is 18,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,492.

Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Albert Lea Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Albert Lea Population by Race

Albert Lea Population Pyramid 2022

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Albert Lea Median Age

44.6


Total

43.1


Male

45.8


Female

Albert Lea Adults

There are 13,959 adults, (4,321 of whom are seniors) in Albert Lea.

Albert Lea Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Albert Lea Sex Ratio

Female

9,374

52.65%

Male

8,430

47.35%

Albert Lea Population by Age

Albert Lea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Albert Lea Household Types

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albert Lea Households and Families

2.81

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Albert Lea Households by Type

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Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.10%.

Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,515

Average Earnings

$40,523

Average Male

$31,643

Average Female

Albert Lea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albert Lea Language by Age

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Albert Lea Language

85.61% of Albert Lea residents speak only English, while 14.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.59% of the population.

Albert Lea Language

Albert Lea Poverty by Race

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11.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.26%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albert Lea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Native, with 60.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Multiple, with 3.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.30%.

Albert Lea Poverty

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Albert Lea Poverty Rate by Education

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Albert Lea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albert Lea Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Albert Lea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Albert Lea Married by Age and Sex

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Albert Lea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Albert Lea Marital Status by Race

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Albert Lea Marital Status

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1,302

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Albert Lea Veterans by War

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Albert Lea Veterans by Age

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Albert Lea Veterans by Race

Albert Lea Veterans by Education

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10.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albert Lea Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Albert Lea Employment by Age

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Albert Lea Employment by Race

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Albert Lea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.55%

Born in Albert Lea

91.72%

Native Born

8.28%

Foreign Born

5.68%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.72% of Albert Lea residents were born in the United States, with 69.55% having been born in Minnesota. 5.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Albert Lea Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Albert Lea Population by Year